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Pumpkin Lager Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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Pumpkin Lager BeerPumpkin Lager Beer

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BA SCORE
79
okay

451 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 451
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 15.9%
Wants: 10
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Beer Brewed with Pumpkin and Spices

(Beer added by: maxpower on 10-03-2002)
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jeff96gt

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

10-27-2013 20:41:26 | More by jeff96gt
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

10-27-2013 14:37:21 | More by thegerm87
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Fergyx825

Massachusetts

3.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: a light amber color, with a tiny bit of head on the pour and over the surface of the beer. There is no bubbling evident throughout the beer. This is appropriate for a pumpkin ale/lager.

Smell: This is rich in pumpkin smell with some spices definitely obvious. The pumpkin is more noticeable than the rest of the flavors.

Taste: A very sweet pumpkin taste. The spices are very obvious too. Alcohol is also noticeable. It doesn't taste bad.

Mouthfeel: A low carbonation, but medium to thick beer. Definitely a good combination.

Overall: i think this is just mediocre in all aspects. Not above and beyond in any particular way, but more a bunch of okay aspects that make for an okay beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 02:45:38 | More by Fergyx825
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muskymike

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

10-26-2013 01:38:12 | More by muskymike
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crlipnickas81

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

10-21-2013 07:23:14 | More by crlipnickas81
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olbubba

Florida

3/5  rDev -13.3%

10-20-2013 23:34:05 | More by olbubba
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy peachy copper with a white fizzy foam that retains well. Light aroma of pumpkin spices and bready lager yeast. In the taste, crispness of lager yeast upfont, spices mid palate, and finishes with pumpkin flavor. Light cinnamon and allspice. Crisp, solid pumpkin lager.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 00:00:11 | More by Stinkypuss
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jpaulsen

California

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

10-19-2013 12:41:00 | More by jpaulsen
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Hallertau

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +15.6%

10-19-2013 01:16:36 | More by Hallertau
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

10-19-2013 00:39:25 | More by Gonzoillini
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Brewzma

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

10-18-2013 03:17:48 | More by Brewzma
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scottwurst

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

10-15-2013 21:41:38 | More by scottwurst
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Billolick

New York

2.31/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

12 ounce bottle, w/o any freshness info to be had.

Pours near clear orangy amber, basically no head, no film, no collar and no lace.

Moderate pumpkin pie spicing on the nose.

Sweet and kinda off putting with more pumpkin spicing. Also some sweet fruit juice notes that are artificial tasting and not to my liking. More nastyness in the finish. Off notes of plastic and cheap grape soda.

So many better fall/pumpkin themed brews out there....

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 01:22:30 | More by Billolick
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mayerale

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

10-15-2013 00:44:50 | More by mayerale
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ralphw56

Nevada

2/5  rDev -42.2%

10-14-2013 01:47:57 | More by ralphw56
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Suds

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a much better pumpkin beer than I was expecting. It is an amber orange color with a small but respectable white head. The aroma is sweetish, with a grainy lager background ans a sweep pumpkin pie forenose. Spice, honey, pie, reminiscent cream, and crust. Interesting and enjoyable. The sweetness could get a little overwhelming, but in small volumes, this is great. Smooth and flavorful. I would easily have another.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 19:36:18 | More by Suds
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.6%

10-12-2013 18:52:47 | More by salthemonster
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Satsuma

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

10-12-2013 13:59:37 | More by Satsuma
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BeerMeColorado

Colorado

4/5  rDev +15.6%

10-12-2013 00:17:59 | More by BeerMeColorado
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

10-11-2013 03:54:30 | More by martyl1000
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Danielr26

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

10-11-2013 01:22:36 | More by Danielr26
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KingMe

Illinois

4/5  rDev +15.6%

10-09-2013 22:25:55 | More by KingMe
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Bobk80

Illinois

4/5  rDev +15.6%

10-09-2013 09:18:08 | More by Bobk80
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mitch3114

New York

3.94/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured bottle into weizen glass

A- Although this is a lager, there is some color. It is a dark amber color with a light orange hue. There was a half to 3/4 inch head that billowed up and was very bubbly and carbonated. If there was a category for sound...this one would get loud while there is still head. For two minutes it fizzled until fading out.

S- This smells just like pumpkin pie. I have a slice I am about to eat and I am comparing the two by smell. After the head faded, it smells a bit more like a lager beer. But notes of pumpkin pie spices (allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger) are present, gingerbread cookies.

T- Taste is pleasant: cinnamon, pumpkin pie, pumpkin, slight spices, but finishes with a crisp taste associated with a lager (IMO). Not overly spicy, pretty well balanced.

M- Clean, crisp, refreshing, prickly, well carbonated, but not too carbonated. Not too heavy. Quite thin, but it seems to work with this beer.

O- This is actually much better than I thought. I had a beer tasting the other night where eight of us sampled 21 pumpkin beers. This was the onl;y lager and I was very surprised. I am drinking a full serving tonight and enjoying. I expected a Molsen Canadien that tasted like it had allspice and nutmeg mixed in. I was very wrong. This can stand up to the ales, and in some cases beat them any day. Try this, it is a different approach, but a good one!

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 23:08:38 | More by mitch3114
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

10-07-2013 20:42:00 | More by harpus
Pumpkin Lager Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
79 out of 100 based on 451 ratings.